Personalities

Monica Nunan wants to change ASUO elections for the better

By on Monday, Jan. 26 at 8:09 am.

Last week’s Senate meeting saw the confirmation of one of the most difficult positions in the ASUO to fill properly: the elections board coordinator. This year, the responsibility to establish rules for and oversee elections will fall on sophomore Monica Nunan’s shoulders. Nunan is an English and women and gender studies double major. She applied for […]


Gregory Mina helps lead UO mock trial team to nationals

By on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 10:01 pm.

When University of Oregon’s mock trial team qualified for championships, the whole team “stood up and screamed like maniacs,” UO junior Gregory Mina said. On January 24 and 25, 10 members, including Mina, will participate in the Winston Thomas Memorial Invitational at UC Berkley where they will compete against mock trial members from other universities through a […]


First-generation freshman works two jobs to make ends meet

By on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 10:04 pm.

A first-generation student at the University of Oregon, Jessica Bolts has been working part-time while in high school and full-time every summer since she was 16-years-old to save money for college. Now a freshman attending UO, Bolts continues to work up to two jobs to make ends meet this time in her collegiate career. “I’m […]


Sounds of Sama: King Sama drops his newest EP, ‘Oregon’

By on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11:40 pm.

King Sama dropped his most recent EP, Oregon, on Oct. 31, 2014. The EP must have been released on Halloween because it is full of treats. Oregon, the EP, features a consistent flow of Neo-Soul rap and melodic tunes that mix with King Sama’s lyrics that describe his experiences in college. Emiro Blom, a sophomore […]


GTF and mother Denielle Perry speaks out about GTFF strike

By on Monday, Dec. 1 at 5:46 pm.

With the possibility of a GTF strike looming on the horizon, the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation has been vocal about the need for fair pay and paid leave. Denielle Perry, chair of the Parents Caucus of the GTFF, and mother, will be heavily affected by the university’s decision. Denielle Perry, chair of the Parents Caucus of the […]


Women’s Center raises awareness of sexual violence during the “Red Zone”

By on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6:44 pm.

On Oct. 23, the 2,870 red flags displayed in the memorial quad will be taken down as the Red Zone campaign winds down. The annual campaign, organized by the ASUO Women’s Center, is an international effort to raise awareness of dating violence and sexual assault on college campus. According to Selina Mitchell, sexual violence prevention and […]


Carly Smith helped create the campus climate survey that involved reporting of sexual assault

By on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 9:06 pm.

Tucked on the other side of Franklin Boulevard, across from the Ford Alumni Center, sits the temporary home of the University of Oregon’s psychology department and clinic: the Franklin building.  That’s where you’ll find Carly Smith.  Smith is a lot of things: a Chicago native, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology, an aspiring psychology professor, […]


Schooled in Style: Professor Michael Allan discusses his style in this Q&A

By on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 5:54 pm.

Most professors maintain a pretty conservative sense of style when they’re at work, but every now and then we get professors with superb taste. We might even find ourselves thinking, “Wow, that’s a really nice shirt,” while spacing off in the middle of lectures. This closet profile honors one of those classy professors: Michael Allan of the Comparative Literature Department. “He […]


Flocking: Womenspace combines pranking with activism

By on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2:35 pm.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and crisis center Womenspace, Inc. is putting a new spin on their activism this month. Executive director Peggy Whalen is excited about the new project and the opportunities it offers for the cause. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, intimate partner violence is most common among women […]


Meet Bucketfeet: The new shoe company created by a UO alum

By on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 9:56 pm.

Seven years ago University of Oregon alum Aaron Firestein was sketching designs on plain white Vans to sell on Facebook. Today, Firestein is releasing a new line of shoes as a representative who was named on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, all thanks to his company: BucketFeet. As a college senior, Firestein knew he would do something creative as […]


Columbus Day becomes Indigenous People’s Day throughout country as UO celebrates indigenous solidarity

By on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6:59 pm.

On Oct. 13, cities across the country opted not to celebrate the federal holiday of Columbus Day, replacing it with Indigenous People’s Day or Native Americans’ Day. This year Seattle made the change along with Minneapolis and Portland Public Schools. The change was met with some opposition: according to the Seattle Times, various Italian-Americans who see […]


Incoming group leaders for Vietnamese Student Association, MeCHa and Kultura-Philipinas talk about favorite movies, future plans and more

By on Saturday, Jun. 7 at 3:03 pm.

Leaders have been elected and results are in. Student groups like the Vietnamese Student Association and Kultura Pilipinas welcome new leaders. While MEChA de University of Oregon gears up for elections. These student groups welcome VSA co-directors Ngan Luu and Thuy Ann Nguyen, KP co-director Luis Palomar, and MEChA’s internal director candidate Mayra Gutierrez. VSA […]


Calee’s Journey: A view from the top of a mountain with no clear answers in sight

By on Thursday, Jun. 5 at 2:20 pm.

This is the final piece in a four-part series exploring University of Oregon junior Calee Williams’ diagnosis of a transverse myelitis. You can begin at part one here. January 2014 – Series of treatments Calee Williams is frustrated. Another inconclusive appointment two days ago has left her noticeably unsettled. “To hear that we still don’t know is the most […]


Calee’s Journey: Photos of a student’s life punctuated by hospital visits and medical mystery

By on Thursday, Jun. 5 at 2:20 pm.

Ever since last summer, Calee Williams has had no idea what’s happening with her body. The University of Oregon junior has lost her sense of touch. She sleeps 16 hours a day because she gets exhausted otherwise. She’s fighting to stay in school amid a series of doctor’s visits, pressure from family to come home and […]


Calee’s Journey: The fight to stay enrolled as further medical questions arise

By on Thursday, Jun. 5 at 7:51 pm.

This is the second in a four-part series exploring University of Oregon junior Calee Williams’ diagnosis of a transverse myelitis. Part three will be published online Wednesday. The final part will appear in Emerald Wknd on Thursday. You can read part one here. October 2013 – The ticking time bomb “I’m developing a brain tumor.” The words linger in […]


Freshmen look back on their first year as Ducks

By on Sunday, Jun. 1 at 8:30 pm.

A year ago the current freshmen class of the UO was wrapping up its senior year of high school and gearing up for graduation. Now, as most of campus anxiously awaits summer, the first year of college is already over. Part of the first year experience for many is living in the residence halls and being partnered with roommates. Often, it’s their first […]